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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Fosa, Jan 2, 2013.

  1. Fosa

    Fosa Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Ok i am about to flash my first custom rom. I saw this video Galaxy S3: How to flash Custom ROMS - I9300 - Cursed4Eva - YouTube and i want to know if it is all i have to do. I will flash this rom: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=35630149&postcount=38985

    I backed up via cwm choosing the option back up in internal sd. So if i wipe all the data, can i restore everything via cwm again?? I also backed up data and apps via titanium backup but i find the cwm backup easier. Anything to be careful??
     


  2. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

  3. Fosa

    Fosa Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Ok but if i wipe all the data then how will i restore using titanium backup?? Should i download the app again??
     
  4. silentwitness

    silentwitness Android Expert

    SuRoot has pretty much covered everything u would need to do a full wipe before flashing omega rom. Also just to be safe connect ure phone to the pc and take a backup of the clockworkmod folder and the titanium backup folder.

    edit:-

    just saw ure post

    u would need to just install titanium backup and click on batch and then select restore apps + data. It will restore everything for u
     
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  5. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    Yes you backup before, wipe the re download the app
     
  6. Fosa

    Fosa Newbie
    Thread Starter

    When i was backing up in internal sd using cwm it gave me an error after some minutes. What could be the problem? Maybe i need more space??
     
  7. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    Depends what the error is. I don't trust the default cwm that comes with cf root... recommend flashing the recovery in the thread I linked, using mobile odin lite
     
  8. Fosa

    Fosa Newbie
    Thread Starter

    it says error while making a backup image of system
     
  9. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    Just error?

    How much sd space you got free? Need 2-3 GB...

    Also only wipe via recovery. And again, I urge you to ditch that recovery
     
  10. Fosa

    Fosa Newbie
    Thread Starter

    as i saw my memory has now 55 mb free...how can i delete the backup files of the cwm to free my memory???
     
  11. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    /sdcard/clockworkmod/backup
     
  12. silentwitness

    silentwitness Android Expert

    there is a folder called clockworkmod in ure internal sd card just delete that.
     
  13. Fosa

    Fosa Newbie
    Thread Starter

    ok everything went perfect, the only issue is i lost my sms. Is there a way to restore them?
     
  14. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    If you didn't backup sms as per the thread I linked to... not easily.

    Assuming you followed my advice and changed recovery to philz, you could backup your new setup (nandroid) restore your old nandroid, install the app suggested in my backup thread and backup sms, then restore to your newer nandroid and restore sms.

    If you didn't follow my advice about recovery, you can try the above but good luck with that
     

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